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    Intercooler Blocking Plate Description & Removal

    The much discussed intercooler blocking plate is comprised of a flexible rubberized plastic rectangle with a very sticky adhesive on it. (See pics below.) To remove it, you can stick your hand in through the front bumper opening and peel it off. It is not that difficult to do. Here's a couple of pics of it after it has been removed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolTech View Post
    The much discussed intercooler blocking plate is comprised of a flexible rubberized plastic rectangle with a very sticky adhesive on it. (See pics below.) To remove it, you can stick your hand in through the front bumper opening and peel it off. It is not that difficult to do. Here's a couple of pics of it after it has been removed...

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    Did you do any research before removing that???? They made such a big deal to glue a piece of plastic onto the intercooler...... it must be for a good reason.

    I'm not gonna be the guinea pig. I'll let y'all tell me how your car is running by next year! I'm too scared. lol
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    Some of the tuners have already mentioned pulling the blanking plate off.

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    I was just thinking about the blocking plate and Minnesota winters. I wonder if I'll need to augment the blocking plate!
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    It's gone before I leave the dealer. I live in the desert. I don't need it.


    @CoolTech did it leave a bunch of adhesive on the intercooler?
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    we need a before and after dyno comparison
    Keeping it pinned down while all cylinders are -6 is not good practice

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    Dude your life is also ticking away.
    Buy th damn car and mod away.

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    I was thinking both the same things. 1) It might be on there for a reason. 2) I live in the desert, so it's probably a win in the summer at least for me.

    Still, just randomly stripping things that either have aerodynamic or functional effect is probably a bad policy for an arm-chair engineer.
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    I suppose many of you may know the famous nightmare some people had with the F150 eco-boost trucks, right? Long story short under some very unique conditions, water condensation would build up in the intercooler and then the engine would ingest it and it would cause the engine to shake violently and fall flat on its face. The trouble was 1) that water formed in the first place and; 2) to ingest it, you would have to be in pretty good boost. It happened to me one time. I was in a rainstorm towing a trailer from LA to Las Vegas. About 3 hours into the trip - driving rain all the way, we stopped briefly in Baker for fuel and some fast food. When we were leaving Baker on the back road toward Death Valley, I pulled out to pass a slow moving vehicle. The truck fell flat on its face, shook like hell, (felt like a transmission issue) and I couldn't accelerate. I few seconds later it was fine. A change of underwear later I realized what had happened as quite a few folks had written about it and it took Ford awhile to understand the cause.

    With the RS, I feel like there are some VERY UNIQUE situations where the same thing could occur. 99.9% of the rest of the time, the added efficiency of the WHOLE intercooler is going to help you. Being in dry, Southern California, I don't feel I'm taking any risk at all.

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    Just know, the main reason water hurts an engine is the fact that it doesn't compress like air......that's what screws stuff up.....like bending rods and blowing tops..... but that's a chance you take.... Good luck with that... O_o

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    I'd rather have that blanking plate than all the bugs,dirt and whatever else that'll be sticking to that adhesive making its on blanking plate.


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